Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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North Carolina Wedding Photographers

North Carolina Wedding Photographers

Find North Carolina photographers serving: Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, Cary, Wilmington, High Point, Greenville, Asheville, Chapel Hill

North Carolina Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our North Carolina wedding photographer vendors have expressed their desire to accommodate couples who don’t want to wait to be married and are rushing the ceremony.

Many couples have recently discovered that less is more when it comes to wedding planning in North Carolina, and those small weddings allow them to truly enjoy every aspect of their day. These intimate events allow brides and grooms to be fully present, as they are less worried and intimidated about the sheer size and scope of the day. While they may be planning a sweet and simple North Carolina elopement, couples still want to have their wedding day documented. It's important to work with a WPJA North Carolina photographer who specializes in elopements and who understands the unique dynamic of this type of event. The right photographer will capture the events of the day, the atmosphere of the event and the most important details.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, North Carolina documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Elopement Photographers for Small North Carolina Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small North Carolina wedding event is a wedding photojournalist’s dream: a fairly open schedule with lots of breathing space for creativity – it’s just the photographer, the couple, the officiant, and perhaps a few select companions.

United States WPJA members are ready to document any mini, town hall, DIY - do it yourself, or elopement wedding, even if it is a Monday-Thursday ceremony. Search for the “Can Shoot Weddings on Short Notice!” message on the listings below.

We are anxious to create a picture story chronicling your symbolic, modern, boutique, small wedding from beginning to end. In this sense, it is no different from any other event that we have covered. The emphasis is on documenting key moments, capturing spontaneous displays of emotion, telling your real love story, as well as creating artistic portraits and details.

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving North Carolina Couples

21 North Carolina Wedding Photographers...

Wedding elopement photography by Bryan Aleman - L'amour Artistic Wedding Media

Bryan Aleman

Pigeon Forge in Tennessee, US *Now booking North Carolina weddings.
350/hour (USD)

Joyce Perlman

San Francisco in California, US *Now booking North Carolina weddings.
4200 (USD)
Engagement, elopement and wedding photography by Samantha Moore of So Many Moments LLC

Samantha Moore

Sarasota in Florida, US *Now booking North Carolina weddings.
2950 (USD)

Robert Walker

Dallas in Texas, US *Now booking North Carolina weddings.
2400 (USD)

Eva Russo

Fairfax in Virginia, US *Now booking North Carolina weddings.
3400 (USD)

Dan Harris

Jacksonville in Florida, US *Now booking North Carolina weddings.
300/hour (USD)
Wedding and Elopement Photographer Rosina DiBello

Rosina DiBello

Deerfield Beach in Florida, US *Now booking North Carolina weddings.
3500 (USD)
Creative wedding images by Nathan Whitworth

Nathan Whitworth

Greenville in South Carolina, US *Now booking North Carolina weddings.
2199 (USD)
Artistic wedding photography by Stephanie Sonju

Stephanie Sonju

Boynton Beach in Florida, US *Now booking North Carolina weddings.
3100 (USD)
Studio portrait of wedding photographer Christopher Mobley of Mobile Mobley, LLC

Christopher Mobley

Summerville in South Carolina, US *Now booking North Carolina weddings.
1900 (USD)
Wedding ceremony photography by Marissa Daly of Marissa Joy Photography

Marissa Daly

Los Angeles in California, US *Now booking North Carolina weddings.
3800 (USD)

North Carolina Wedding Elopement Photography - WedElope

View WedElope Image Galleries by North Carolina Wedding Photographers from Small Events and Intimate Elopements.

North Carolina Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

Below are some North Carolina wedding photography samples from the world’s best wedding photographers of the WPJA. Some of these North Carolina marriage pictures might be artistic portraits, details, or documentary-style images that have come from getting ready sessions, wedding ceremonies, reception venues, or North Carolina engagement portrait sessions with couples.

Asheville Arboretum post proposal portraits from a North Carolina couple engagement session with rose flower petals falling on their heads under the clear umbrella
Frank Liske Park post proposal photography showing a smiling Concord NC couple with trees and light in their love
Charlotte lifestyle couples portraits session at Freedom Park in North Carolina with a water fountain on the pond
Charlotte NC lifestyle couples portrait session at night in the city in BW
North Carolina lifestyle couples photography at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Gaston County, NC with layers of purple flowers
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden lifestyle portrait photography for a North Carolina couple who are engaged and enjoying running on the path under the water fountain streams in the park
Charlotte lifestyle couples portrait photography at Johnson C Smith University in North Carolina with blooming yellow flowers in the foreground
A Charlotte lifestyle couple photo session at Catawba Brewing Co in North Carolina with wooden kegs of beer stored on racks in the warehouse

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find top-ranked North Carolina wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the North Carolina photographers you see at the top of your search results page have recently won the most — and the most recent — contest awards. Our contests judge photographers based on their creativity, style, composure, and ability to capture the heart of any couple's story on their wedding day.
Q: Who are the best North Carolina wedding photographers for small elopements?
A: The WPJA is proud to have some of the top North Carolina documentary wedding photographers for elopements. Our members are able to submit WedElope Stories that take you step-by-step, via a 9 image picture story, through the unique and moving elopements that take place around the world.
Q: How can couples find North Carolina photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for North Carolina wedding photographers to showcase their best engagement photography work. These awards are given to photographers who prove that they have an ability to be creative, artistic, and intuitive while working on-location with couples who are newly engaged.
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND North Carolina WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RECOMMENDATIONS

Michelle and Peter

Photo by Neil Thurston

Thank you for the amazing pictures! They are absoloutely breathtaking! You both captured every single detail of the day and every picture tells a story. You both did a phenomenal job and were such a pleasure to work with. We can't thank you enough for these amazing memories!

Corley & Don

Photo by Neil Thurston

Hi Neil and Lisa, Don and I are beyond thrilled with our pictures! The quality, detail, and beauty of the pictures is just so obvious. Aside from all those things, we love that you captured the sequence of events in a photojournalistic fashion. I've gotten comments from many of my friends/family that these are the best pictures they have ever seen, and of course we are just so proud that they are our pictures. I also have to chuckle a little because you guys were such an organized but chill vendor and as a project manager myself, I know how much preparation you both did behind the scenes to make that work. We couldn't be any happier and if you ever need a reference - email, phone, whatever - please do not hesitate to call.

Kaleigh & Brent

Photo by James Nix

Brent and I, as well as our entire family and friends, are absolutely in love with all of our pictures... People have told us our pictures look like they are out of a magazine. All of our pictures truly document our wedding day from start to finish even including all of the small details. We couldn't be more pleased... Thank you so much James!